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By: John Dalmata

January 30th, 2017

What’s the Difference Between HRIS and HCM Technology?

HR Technology

Alongside the advancements in HR technologies over the last decade has come a new cluster of terms: HRIS: Human Resource Information Systems HCM: Human Capital Management (Have also heard this term used synonymously with Human Resources Management Systems, or HRMS) While at face value they seem to be describing the same thing, there are definitely some differences. In this short blog, we've highlighted some of the essential differences between HRIS and HCM technology.

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By: Matt Ingold

January 17th, 2017

Benetech Offers a New Approach for Better Payroll Customer Service

Workforce Management

You: Bee bop boo, beep beep bop, bo boo beep bop…ring…ring (you're dialing a number, use your imagination) Recorded Machine: "Hello. There are no available service representatives to take your call at present. Please enter your account ID, and someone will contact you in the next 24 hours. Your service ticket is #56920. Goodbye." Alright, so there is going to be a little bit of self-promotion peppered into this otherwise informative blog, but it certainly fits with our theme of sharing the latest trends in HR technology; one of them being a clamoring for improved payroll customer service. In this short blog we'll be discussing the ripple-effect of consequences that stem from poor payroll customer support. 

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By: Matt Ingold

January 3rd, 2017

What’s at Risk for Appeal in the Affordable Care Act in Early 2017?

Healthcare Compliance

With less than 3 weeks between today and Inauguration Day, there is a lot of speculation about the future of the Affordable Care Act. In this blog we’ll be reviewing the likely tactic of Budget Reconciliation that Congress will use to rapidly repeal the ACA, and discuss which provisions can and cannot be impacted by this tactic.

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By: John Dalmata

December 19th, 2016

With New Law, Stand-Alone HRAs Now Permitted for Small Employers

Healthcare Compliance

On December 13, 2016, the 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law, allowing for small group employers not offering employer-sponsored health plans to offer stand-alone Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). The change is significant, given that most stand-alone HRAs have been prohibited by the Affordable Care Act since 2014. This new type of HRA, called a “qualified small employer HRA,” is effective for plan years starting on or after January 1, 2017. So, what’s this mean? Employers that currently do not sponsor a health plan may consider implementing a qualified small employer HRA in order to help employees pay individual insurance premiums or qualified medical expenses.

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3 Most Common Mistake Employers Make When Offering Benefits

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By: Jason Barnes

December 12th, 2016

Top 10 Reasons for Changing Payroll Providers

HR Best Practices | HR Technology

Considering a new payroll provider? Here are our top 10 reasons why employers are biting the bullet and shifting payroll companies.

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By: Matt Ingold

December 5th, 2016

The Affordable Care Act 2017: What Stays, What Changes, and Thoughts on How it Happens

Healthcare Compliance

With much buzz in the media surrounding the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) amidst a Trump-administration, I’d like to focus on a few points to help us better frame a realistic discussion about the future of the ACA and American healthcare. Beyond the millions of Americans reliant upon government subsidies for affordable healthcare, there is also roughly 20% of America’s gross domestic product, according to a recent report, that is fueled by stakeholders in the insurance or healthcare industry. In other words, there are a lot of lobbyists that will be weighing in on discussions surrounding the future of American healthcare. So what do we know?

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By: Matt Ingold

November 21st, 2016

IRS Extends 2016 ACA Reporting Deadline for Employers to Furnish 1095 Forms to Employees

Healthcare Compliance

While we were not expecting it, we certainly are not complaining. On November 18, 2016, the IRS issued Notice 2016-70, granting Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) an additional month to furnish individual employee 1095-C and 1095-B Returns. The IRS cited the reason for the extension being that the Treasury Department had determined a significant number of ALEs and insurance providers would need the additional time to analyze 2016 reporting data and complete their reports on time. Here are a couple of key points to keep in mind regarding Notice 2016-70:

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By: John Dalmata

November 4th, 2016

What's New on the 2016 1095-C and 1094-C?

Healthcare Compliance

Good news! The IRS received and applied some of the feedback they received on simplifying the 1095-C.

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Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.

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Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.